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Monsters University: Build and Grow at Lowe’s

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Today,  Bella and I went to our local Lowe’s Home Improvement store to make a Monsters University project as part of their Build and Grow clinic.  It took just a little bit of our time, and best of all, it was free!

This experience began a few weeks ago when we heard about the Lowe’s Build and Grow program.  Lisa went to their website and signed Bella up for a free session.
We arrived a couple of minutes late for the session, and had some problems finding it.  A Lowe’s employee steered us in the right direction, which turned out to be the employee break room located up a flight of stairs by the checkout.
As we climbed the stairs, we could hear the cacophony of hammers on wood and voices growing louder.  We entered a room that was in a somewhat controlled chaos.  Folding tables were set up down the center with at least a dozen children and their parents hammering away on them.  There were also children working on the floor.

We weaved our way into the action, and literally bumped into the employee who was running things.  She gave us a small hammer and our kit and instructed us to find an open space on the floor to work.  “follow the directions exactly,” she told us.

So Bella and I settled down in front of the vending machines and got to work.

Our Project: The Monsters University Chest
We spread out our materials on the floor and got to work.
All the pieces were pre-drilled. I inserted the nails and Bella hammered them home.
Bella added stickers for the final touch.
When she was finished, she was given a Lowe’s Build and Grow apron.
This is her first patch.  She’ll earn more by completing more Build and Grow projects.
The Final Product:

Not a bad way to spend an hour or so on a Saturday morning.  Will you be signing up for the next Build and Grow clinic at your local Lowe’s??

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